Monday, February 4, 2013
John Kerry, who was just approved as the next Secretary of State, stopped by the Middlesex County District Attorney's office in Woburn yesterday for a visit.
The Middlesex District Attorney's office had a special guest on Thursday. Middlesex DA Gerry Leone welcomed John Kerry, who on Tuesday was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Secretary of State. Kerry was a senator for Massachusetts from 1985 until his resignation to take up his new position earlier this week. The stop was part of a tour Kerry is taking around the state as he prepares to take on his new responsibilities. His choice to stop by the Middlesex District Attorney's office was also a chance to catch up on an old place of employment. According to Kerry's Senate web site, after graduating from Boston College Law School in 1976, he went to work as a top prosecutor in Middlesex County. He took on organized crime, fought for …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
After President Obama’s selection of John Kerry as Secretary of State, there’s a lot of interest in the senior senator’s seat.
With U.S. Senator John Kerry as President Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of State, it’s anyone’s guess who will run for the seat in a special election next summer. Kerry was nominated by Obama on Dec. 21. If Kerry is appointed, Governor Deval Patrick will appoint an interim senator, who will be named to the position before the special election. Names have already been dropped locally and from afar, including actor and Cambridge native Ben Affleck, who said he is not interested in running for the seat Kerry has held since 1985. Last week, Congressman Edward Markey announced he would make a run for it. Markey is the first prominent candidate to officially announce his interest in Kerry’s seat. Kerry and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
U.S. Sen. John Kerry and local officials joined Elizabeth Warren in Braintree on Sunday afternoon.
Over the last several weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election, Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly argued that U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, is not a bad guy, but that he has made some bad votes. The Democratic challenger ticked off a number of those on Sunday afternoon at Braintree High School – jobs bills, unemployment, student debt – and urged an auditorium full of supporters to show up to the polls on Tuesday and send her to Washington instead. "The Republicans have made their vision pretty clear," Warren said, using the tact that a vote for Brown might mean a Republican-controlled Senate come 2013. "In effect, what they are saying is, 'I got mine, the rest of you are on your own.' We're a better people than that." Warren was introduced on …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Stay with Braintree Patch for coverage up to and on election day, Nov. 6.
Elizabeth Warren held one of the last large events of her U.S. Senate campaign on Sunday afternoon at Braintree High School. Sen. John Kerry introduced the Democratic challenger, who was also flanked on stage by Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Weymouth Mayor Sue Kay. Warren faces Republican Scott Brown on Tuesday, Nov. 6. More photos and reporting from the campaign rally Monday morning on Braintree Patch.